Saturday, November 10, 2007

Eye-Fi: How One Little Chip Will Change the Way You Share Pictures

This is a chip that automatically sends your snapshots to wherever you want them stored or posted.
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We all know why: Booting-up your computer, plugging in your camera, uploading pics to the hard drive and finally choosing what to send to the web is universally annoying.

Two-and-a-half years of intense work later, they produced a 2-GB SD memory card mated with a Wi-Fi chip. Just sync the card to a hard drive or Wi-Fi network, and plug it into a digital camera and start snapping away. Pics are then routed to the hard drive or to one of 17 photo vendors (like Facebook or Flickr.) The card's software deftly handles scaling and compression while privacy settings at the individual sites allow you to filter what gets published.

"Businesses realize that device margins disappear quickly," says Jonathan Gaw, an IDC analyst who covers home networking. "One way to combat that is to integrate upwards with services via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. We’re going to see networking in all kinds of devices."

1 comment:

Franette said...

It is really wonderful that you put all this together. It gives a feeling of what the different news organizations are saying about the conference. I feel that it may not be an effective conference in terms of reaching the final goal, but I certainly see it as a step in the right direction. I do agree, however, that inclusion of religious leaders in the dialog would enhance the progress.